Announcing the 2023 Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship recipients

Congratulations to Simon Tardif (BCom’22), Talar Dimitian (BCom’22), Kyra Swift (UOttawa BCom’21), Kar Yan Chin (BCom’22), Tian Cheng Huang (BCom’22), and Khalël Fung (BCom’22) who were awarded the Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship by the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (CGPA) program.

Published: 25 May 2023

Nabil Anouti is the Desautels valedictorian at McGill’s Spring 2023 Convocation

Humanity has the skill to solve our most pressing problems, but cooperation is our greatest challenge, says Nabil Anouti, who is McGill Desautels’ valedictorian for the Spring 2023 Convocation. But Anouti is optimistic, and this view has been shaped by a Desautels education.

Published: 25 May 2023

Several McGill Desautels alumni honoured at 2023 McGill Alumni Association Awards and Honours

On May 4, members of the McGill community gathered at Maison Manuvie for the 2023 McGill Alumni Association Awards and Honours, which recognize alumni, friends, students, faculty, and staff who stand out for their impressive contributions and achievements in service to McGill, the MAA and in their respective communities. This year, six awards were given to members of the McGill Desautels community. A huge congratulations to all of this year’s honourees!

Published: 24 May 2023

Fighting food insecurity with...bugs?

A few weeks after starting his MBA at McGill University, Mohammed Ashour, MSc’11, MBA’19 received an email announcing the Hult Prize — an annual, year-long competition that challenges university-level students to solve a pressing social issue.

Published: 18 May 2023

Ram Panda to receive honorary doctorate from School of Continuing Studies

Ram Panda (MEng’71, MBA’77), McGill's Lead Planned Giving Ambassador and former Chair of the Board of Governors, will receive a Doctor of Laws honoris causa from the School of Continuing Studies at their convocation ceremony on June 7 at 6:30 PM. Since graduating from McGill more than 50 years ago, Ram Panda has been one of the University’s most loyal champions. A generous benefactor of the University, Mr.

Published: 18 May 2023

Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Honours McGill IMHL Graduates

The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) has honoured two graduates from McGill’s International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL) program. Dr. Judy Morris, graduating this spring, was named Emergency Physician of the Year, while Dr.

Published: 12 May 2023

BCom graduate Julia Ayim named Black Grad 2023 valedictorian

One of this year’s three Black Grad valedictorians, Julia Ayim (BCom’23) has just completed a Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Strategic Management and Organizational Behaviour at the Desautels Faculty of Management. She and fellow graduates were celebrated at the annual Black Grad gala on April 30, a sold-out event organized by the Black Students’ Network of McGill (BSN).

Published: 12 May 2023

Fady Dagher plans to flatten the hierarchy of Montreal police force

As chief of the Service de police de l’Agglomération de Longueuil (SPAL), Fady Dagher (EMBA’12) carried out a real revolution in the force, and he has now taken the reins of the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) as its new chief, writes McGill Alumni News. In Longueil, Dagher took the concept of “community policing” one step further by creating a “partnership police force” that works hand-in-hand with social services. Dagher credits McGill Desautels Prof.

Published: 11 May 2023

Anita Nowak’s book Purposeful Empathy helps reviewer understand generation gaps in climate crisis impact

To understand the impact of the climate crisis on younger generations, empathy is a place to start. It is a necessary part of confronting, but on its own, it is not enough. Desautels lecturer Anita Nowak (BA'97, BCom'97, PhD'11) recently published her book Purposeful Empathy, which is described as an inspiring and powerful read by Quebec MNA Désirée McGraw in a review for Policy Magazine.

Published: 11 May 2023

McGill to award honorary degree to CGI founder Serge Godin for exceptional leadership and entrepreneurship

As part of this Spring’s Convocation celebrations, McGill University will award honorary degrees — the highest order it can bestow — to 17 exceptional individuals who have made considerable contributions to society. Serge Godin, O.C., O.Q., Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LL.D.), founder of CGI and a prominent figure in the Canadian technology industry, will be awarded an honorary degree from McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

Published: 5 May 2023

McGill Executive Education goes to Gaspésie

About thirty managers and entrepreneurs attended a recent McGill Mini-MBA course in Matane, Quebec. It was the first time this type of course has been delivered in one of Quebec’s regions beyond Montreal and was the brainchild of local businessman François Rioux (MBA’10). “When you are on-location, you can see the energy and better understand the stakes, the challenges, and the successes,” says Eric Saine, the Executive Director of McGill Executive Education.

Published: 2 May 2023

MMF Series: Where Are They Now? Spotlight on Mitchell McEwen (MMF’20)

Learn how the McGill Master of Management in Finance (MMF) can open a number of career doors. On this Earth Day, we catch up with an MMF alumnus working in ESG and Sustainable Finance, Mitchell McEwen (MMF’20). Now Senior Manager, Enterprise Sustainable Finance, TD Bank Group, he first joined the Bank as an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) intern.

Published: 21 Apr 2023

Desautels African Business Initiative features alumni panellist Sekou Coulibaly

Each year, the McGill Desautels African Business Initiative (DABI) brings together attendees, panelists and guest speakers for an opportunity to learn, network and engage in stimulating discussions about the future of business in Africa. This year’s panelists included Sekou Coulibaly (BCom’03), who was executive director at L’Oréal before launching a sustainable, made-in-Africa luxury clothing brand called SEKBI Bogolan in 2020.

Published: 20 Apr 2023

The lessons from this pandemic are helping Joanne Liu prepare us for the next one

“Epidemics and pandemics are without pity,” says Joanne Liu (MDCM'91, IMHL'14, DSc'16) “If there are weak links, they will break.” Liu is the former president of Médecins Sans Frontières, and a graduate of Desautels’ International Masters for Health Leadership program.

Published: 14 Apr 2023

Desautels alum record label achieves critical successes

For Jim West (BA’79) and Justin West (BCom’04), the music industry is a family affair. From a young age, Justin accompanied his father to industry conferences, and during his teenage years, he spent the summers working for his father’s record label: Justin Time Records. The younger West graduated from Desautels with a degree in accounting, but ultimately followed in his father’s footsteps. In 2006, he launched a label called Secret City Records.

Published: 1 Mar 2023


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